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North Eastern Banking Company

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The North Eastern Banking Company and the Bank of Liverpool merge in 1914, which produces a wealth of Branch offices that cover all of the North Eastern side of England, from the wilds of Northumberland and the Scottish Border, down to those parts of Yorkshire that have long since become parts of Teesside. Newburn is opened as a  full Branch by the North Eastern Bank in 1903, and is unsual in that it operates a sub Branch at Throckley, TWICE.  The first is opened in 1922 at FIELD HOUSE by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins, and closed in 1936 by Martins who wait until 1967 to open another one, this time at ALLENDALE HOUSE, which remains open as a sub-Branch of Barclays until 1979. 

In service: 1903 – 12 November 2012

Image © Barclays Ref: 0030-1976

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Whilst we have a selection of images of the Branch, Martins Bank Magazine doesn’t visit Newburn, so our feature is the retirement write-up for Mr W O C Carrick, who has been Manager at the Branch for eleven years, when he retires in 1961 after forty-four years’ service…

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1961 02 MBM.jpg1950 to 1961 Mr W O C Carrick MBM-Su61P50.jpgOn the occasion of Mr. Carrick's retirement from the managership of Newburn branch he and Mrs. Carrick gave a cocktail party for the staff, other colleagues and customers at the Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne. During the course of the proceedings Mr. R. B. Cox made the presentation of a cheque on behalf of the subscribers, whose good wishes for a long and happy retirement he conveyed.  A bouquet was presented to Mrs. Carrick by Miss J. Firth. Mr. W. S. Blaylock, representing the District General Management staff, conveyed the thanks of the General Management to Mr. Cox for his 44 years' of faithful service and wished him a long and happy retirement.

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Images © Barclays Ref: 0030-1976

Mr. L. J. Walton, then North Eastern District General Manager, had previously entertained him to lunch at Grey Street. In his reply, Mr. Carrick thanked his colleagues and told them that he intended to buy a television set, and utilise the balance in planting a rose garden. He entered the service in 1917 at Forest Hall, and was subsequently transferred to North Shields and then to Laygate. He was appointed Pro Manager at King Street, South Shields, in 1940, and Manager at Newburn in 1950. He served with the Royal Air Force from 1942-46.

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1915  Mr G H Bell joined the bank here MBM-Wi49P12.jpg

1932 to 1941 Mr D R Blades Clerk in Charge MBM-Su63P59.jpg

1940 to 1941 Mr G Proud MBM-Wi64P07.jpg

1941 to 1943 Mr A Pigdon joined the bank hereMBM-Sp67P04.jpg

1947 to 1950 Mr N L Watson Manager MBM-Wi64P54.jpg

1948 to 1949 Miss M Glendenning joined the bank here MBM-Su68P13.jpg






Mr G H Bell

Joined the Bank Here


Mr D R Blades

Clerk in Charge

1932 to 1941

Mr G Proud

On the Staff

1940 to 1941

Mr A Pigdon

Joined the Bank Here

1941 to 1943

Mr N L Watson


1947 to 1950

Miss M Glendinning

Joined the Bank Here

1948 to 1949

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1950 to 1961 Mr W O C Carrick MBM-Su61P50.jpg

1957 to 1958 Mr D Innes joined the bank here MBM-Wi68P06.jpg

1961 to 1969 Mr M W Jaques Manager MBM-Sp69P10.jpg

1964 F Kirkland Branch Second MBM-Wi64P46.jpg

1969 Mr R W Wilson Manager MBM-Sp69P09.jpg






Mr W O C Carrick

On the Staff

1950 to 1961

Mr D Innes

Joined the Bank Here

1957 to 1958

Mr M W Jaques


1961 to 1969

Mr F Kirkland

Branch Second


Mr R W Wilson


1969 onwards





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Index Number and District:






11-33-60 Newburn

Full Branch

7 Station Road Newburn Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 8LS

346 North Eastern

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Lemington 674362

Nightsafe Installed

Mr R W Wilson Manager


Newbiggin on Lune


7 August 1914

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

2 November 2012

Opened by the North Eastern Banking Company

Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins Bank Limited

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-59-12 Newburn

Closed permanently from 12 Noon